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Why Government Stimulus Sometimes Looks like It Revives the Economy

Booms and BustsInflationOther Schools of Thought

12/05/2020Mises Media
Even when an economic bust appears, there may still be enough real savings in the economy to quickly put the economy back on track. This is what brings economic recovery, not artificial "stimulus."
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Modern Monetary Collectivism

InflationMoney and BanksOther Schools of Thought

12/01/2020Mises Media
No, “societal” value is not what you want or think is good, and “we” are not a homogenous entity of observable, aggregated preferences.
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A Drop in the Money Supply Was Not the Cause of the Great Depression

Booms and BustsInflationMoney and Banks

11/20/2020Mises Media
Even if the central bank were to be successful in preventing the fall of the money stock, this would not be able to prevent a depression if the pool of real savings is declining.
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Why We Need a Free Market in Money

InflationMoney and BanksGold Standard

11/20/2020Mises Media
A free market in money means real freedom to choose what money we use. This may mean people turn to gold and silver. Or they may turn to crypto. What's important is that it's market-based money.
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The US Savings Bond Scam

InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History

11/18/2020Mises Media
Remember savings bonds? They were popular before the central bank made sure that safe, low-interest investments became a thing of the past.
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Stop Confusing Money with Wealth

Cronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsInflation

11/13/2020Mises Media
Useful goods and services, and the productive resources needed to create useful goods and services, are wealth. Money is not wealth, and creating more money without first creating wealth is a big problem.
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Printing Money at a "Constant" or "Stable" Rate Won't Prevent Boom-Bust Cycles

Booms and BustsInflationGold Standard

10/20/2020Mises Media
Money printing—even at a constant rate—is going to generate the same result as any other money printing. The reason lies in the fact that money creation transfers wealth from productive to unproductive enterprises.
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Can the Stock Market Protect Wealth Better Than Gold and Silver?

InflationGlobal EconomyStrategy

10/14/2020Mises Media
Trying to stay ahead of the government printing press is the modern citizen’s constant worry.
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Dude, Where's My Inflation?


10/03/2020Mises Media
The Fed could certainly encourage more price inflation if it wanted to. But it seems the real goal is not steady inflation, but support for the financial sector.
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Inflation as a Tool of the Radical Left

InflationMonetary PolicySocialism

09/20/2020Mises Media
It becomes clear that ramping up inflation is a tool for those who wish to overthrow the existing economic and social order—to get rid of what little is left of the free market system.
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